Dutch Wonderland to hold auction

Posted Friday, July 25, 2003 4:57 AM | Contributed by MarimbaGuy87

Dutch Wonderland, a small park located in Lancaster, PA, will be holding "an auction of memories" next week. One of the highlights of the auction will be a vintage monorail car from the 1960's.

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Friday, July 25, 2003 5:42 AM
I was just at DW a couple of weeks ago with my youngest son for the first time and found it to be a nice small park for kids except that ages 7 & up had to pay adult prices (sigh) and on a 90 degree day water was 2 dollars a bottle and you could not bring your own in.

When they tore down Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh they acutioned off "memories." People would pay huge prices for what was old and used, for what they could have paid far less for the same item item new just because it had been "located" in the stadium. There were also acusations that there were people in the audience deliberately uping the prices.

So while money does not seem to be an issue for DW, it is my hope that they truly auction off these items to interested patrons and up start theme parks and not scam the public just to make a another quick buck.

Wish I had room for the locomotive.

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*** This post was edited by Spirit in the Sky 7/25/2003 9:48:43 AM ***

Friday, July 25, 2003 8:07 AM
My personal theory is that this is to aid financially in building Hershey's new motorized bull/tilt-a-whirl/coaster/round up... ;)

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Friday, July 25, 2003 10:41 AM
Does anyone know when this auction will take place ?
Sunday, July 27, 2003 1:10 AM
arnt they selling that old red monorail train i think its a red one.
Monday, July 28, 2003 7:09 AM
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Monday, August 4, 2003 10:46 AM
I went to the auction and bought a few signs, strollers, and one engine from their "Old 99" ride. I have plans to modify it to run on the grass or road using a riding mower for running gear since I do not want to put a track in my backyard. If anyone has interest in my project or want to know how the auction was - let me know. The blue monorail was for sale - starting at $2500 - just to get it down on the ground! The red and white monorails were destroyed in a fire a while back.

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